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Keep up with our latest articles featuring new research, stories, and content about polar bears.

A fat polar bear rests in front of a research cabin on Wrangel Island, Russia.

Working in Remote Arctic Russia

For two weeks, we rode across gravel beaches and tundra, along rocky streams, and over low mountain passes, searching for and counting polar bears.

A lone polar bear strides across a snowy landscape

Polar Bears Converge Near Russian Town

More than 60 polar bears are lingering near the coastal community of Ryrkaipy in Chukotka, Russia—disrupting daily life and setting residents on edge.

Back lit by the sun, sea ice appears to glow.

A Few of Our Favorite Things

With the holiday season fast approaching, we wanted to make it easy for you to find the perfect gift, while supporting our conservation efforts.

Close up of polar bear fur

Polar Bear Questions: What Does Polar Bear Fur Feel Like?

Is a polar bear's fur soft or coarse? The answer, surprisingly, is both, explains Staff Scientist Thea Bechshoft.

Map showing low ice formation on Hudson Bay in late November, compared with 2018.

Unusual Freeze-up of Hudson Bay

This year, sea ice began to form on Hudson Bay and then stalled, with much of the bay still open water, a marked contrast to 2018.

Wrapped in fog, three polar bears congregate on a hillside on Wrangel Island.

Wrangel Island: Polar Bear Gathering Place

The island is an important summering and denning area for polar bears--and could play a critical role as a haven as the Arctic continues to warm.


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